Information for people affected by cancer


The Teenage Cancer Trust have produced a quick guide for young people that raises awareness of how to get the best from a hospital appointment or stay when it isn’t possible to have someone with you (during Covid restrictions). To access a copy of this guide please click here.

COVID-19 related information for people affected by cancer

Below are links to a number of cancer charities proving advice and guidance;

  • Northern Head & Neck Cancer Charity please click here.
  • Macmillan Cancer Support please click here.
  • Macmillan Cancer Support  – Covid vaccine information for cancer patients here
  • Lymphoma Action please click here.
  • Bloodwise (blood cancer charity) please click here.
  • Cancer Research UK please click here.
  • Bowel Cancer UK please click here.
  • Prostate Cancer UK please click here.
  • Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation please click here.
  • Young Lives vs Cancer click here.
  • Anthony Nolan please click here
  • The Brain Tumour Charity please click here.
  • Brains Trust please click here.
  • Breast Cancer Now please click here.
  • Cancer 52 please click here.
  • Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust please click here.
  • Ovarian Cancer Action please click here.
  • Target Ovarian Cancer please click here.
  • Teenage Cancer Trust please click here.
  • Pancreatic Cancer please click here.
  • Myeloma UK please click here.
  • Leukaemia Care please click here.
  • Leukaemia UK please click here.
  • The Eve Appeal (gynaecological cancers) please click here.
  • Shine Cancer Support (people in their 20’s, 30’sand 40’s) please click here.

NHS Responders

NHS Responders are here to help people in England to stay safe during coronavirus (COVID-19). They have been set up by NHS England and NHS Improvement, working with Royal Voluntary Service and the GoodSAM app. The amazing team of NHS Volunteer Responders have now completed more than a million tasks.

Volunteers help people:

  • avoid busy places by collecting their shopping, medicines and other important items
  • have regular contact with other people by making regular friendly phone calls
  • get to medical appointments by giving lifts.

To access support from NHS Responders, please click here or telephone 08081963646.

An important message from some of our local doctors

Advice for all people affected by cancer from NHS England & Improvement and the “One Cancer Voice” charity network

To access the guidance that has been produced by the One Cancer Voice* charities in partnership with NHS England (published 25 March 2020), please click here.

Update version published 09/04/2020.

Updated version 18/05/2020